Lifetime TV Shows

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

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The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Project Runway
Project Runway
Bring It!
Bring It!
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
The Client List
The Client List
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Little Women: Dallas
Little Women: Dallas
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Army Wives
Army Wives
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Fit to Fat to Fit
Fit to Fat to Fit
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
UnREAL
UnREAL
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Double Divas
Double Divas
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After
Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Ms. T's Music Factory
Ms. T's Music Factory
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Love at First Flight
Love at First Flight
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
The Protector
The Protector
Preach
Preach
American Beauty Star
American Beauty Star
So Sharp
So Sharp
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
Big Women: Big Love
Big Women: Big Love
The Fairy Jobmother
The Fairy Jobmother
Child Genius
Child Genius
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
My Sweet Audrina
My Sweet Audrina
Hopelessly in Love: Faith Evans & Notorious B.I.G.
Hopelessly in Love: Faith Evans & Notorious B.I.G.
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Deadly Wives
Deadly Wives
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
The Jacksons: Next Generation
The Jacksons: Next Generation
Bringing Up Ballers
Bringing Up Ballers
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
The Houstons: On Our Own
The Houstons: On Our Own
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
The Brittany Murphy Story
The Brittany Murphy Story
Seasons of Love
Seasons of Love
Sea Change
Sea Change
An Officer and a Murderer
An Officer and a Murderer
Frisky Business
Frisky Business
America's Psychic Challenge
America's Psychic Challenge
Lovespring International
Lovespring International
The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act
Lifetime Holiday Movies
Lifetime Holiday Movies
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Atlanta Plastic
Atlanta Plastic
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
Knocked Up
Knocked Up
The Pop Game
The Pop Game
Military Makeover
Military Makeover
Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
Mommy's Little Boy
Mommy's Little Boy
Hopelessly in Love
Hopelessly in Love
Models of the Runway
Models of the Runway
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Russian Dolls
Russian Dolls
24 Hour Catwalk
24 Hour Catwalk
Lifetime Scary Movies
Lifetime Scary Movies
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
Expecting Amish
Expecting Amish
Little Weddings
Little Weddings
Growing Up Supermodel
Growing Up Supermodel
Women on Patrol
Women on Patrol
My Great Big Live Wedding With David Tutera
My Great Big Live Wedding With David Tutera